Thoughts from the Chair

In one month many of us will be arriving in Tampa, ready to re-connect with old friends and make new ones. Our division has great events and sessions happening every day. The first event is our Saturday P12 Teacher Workshop. On Sunday our division is running a workshop on “How to Develop and Establish a PreK-12 Engineering Workshop in Your Local Community: Leveraging community assets for collective impact in PK-12 STEM” Along with all of our division’s sessions and papers throughout the annual conference, there will once again be a P12/Diversity space in the exhibit hall. We hope that everyone stops by to share ideas and learn more about what both divisions are working on.  I hope to see you in Tampa – Martha


Implement Engineering!

Classroom Grants for Engineering Education

The PCEE Division is thrilled to announce a new grant program for P12 teachers who seek support for the implementation of an engineering project in their classroom. The awarded funds will support the purchase of classroom materials and/or teacher professional learning expenses. There are two possible grant amounts, depending on project type:

Single: For a project that will impact a single teacher and her/his classroom(s). Amount $500.

Team: For a project that will impact two or more teachers and their classrooms. Teachers must be within the same school. Amount $800.

Timeline:

  • Applications are due by July 1, 2019
  • Awardees will be notified by August 15, 2019
  • Projects must be implemented in the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Evidence of project work must be submitted to the PCEE Division Immediate Past Chair (Martha Cyr, mcyr@wpi.edu) by June 15, 2020

Eligibility: The applicant or applicants on a team must:

  • Teach in a public, private, or charter school for the 2019-2020 academic year;
  • Teach grade(s) pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12; and
  • Work or otherwise be affiliated with a member of the PCEE Division of ASEE. Affiliation includes having participated within a professional development workshop conducted by the PCEE member, working in partnership with the PCEE member on a curriculum writing or research project, or being a student of the PCEE member. Other affiliations may be considered as well. This PCEE member will be henceforth referred to as the “PCEE Division Advocate.”

Full details about the required application materials, the link for submission, the review process, and the evidence of project work for the grant is available in this document.

Contact Martha Cyr with any questions.


PCEE Division – Bylaws 

This year the Executive Committee has worked on updating the division bylaws. The draft of the revisions is now available for review and the required comment period for division members.

Review and comment period: May 1 – 31, 2019

You are welcome to read and review either the full version, or the ‘Cliff Notes’ version that only includes details about the sections where changes were proposed. After reviewing the proposed changes, please submit your thoughts on whether or not you support the suggested changes, or if you have suggested modifications that you would like to share.

Click here for the full version with modifications

Click here for the ‘Cliff Notes’ version

Submit your thoughts in this survey. Let us know whether or not you approve of these changes.

We will collect all the input during the review and comment period. This will be compiled and discussed by the Executive Committee and then a final version will be voted on at our business meeting on June 18th.


 

Job Postings

Assistant Director of the Integrated Teaching and Learning Program—Pre-College Engineering Education, University of Colorado Boulder

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://colorado.avature.net/jobs/JobDetail?jobId=17977.  Please direct questions to Christina.Oerter@colorado.edu.  Applications received by May 19, 2019 will receive first consideration.

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